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Arizona Ports End 2020 With Big Crossing Drops
After nearly a full year of restrictions, crossings through Arizona ports of entry in 2020 were down significantly from 2019, according to recently released federal data.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mural Project Spotlights Arizona Indigenous, Latino Artists
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and partner arts organizations have selected Indigenous and Latino artists in Arizona to create art on a shipping container in downtown Phoenix. The project is called "UNCONTAINED," and the first of four artist’s work is now on display.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico Negotiates Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines From Russia
On Sunday, the Mexican president confirmed that he contracted COVID-19. But that didn’t stop him from video calling Russia’s president the next day to negotiate the acquisition of millions of COVID vaccines.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Talk About Borders And Travel
The arrival of Joe Biden’s administration is igniting new bilateral negotiations with Mexico. The recent conversations between both countries will bring new challenges on the border and travel.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Change Leadership In Their Embassies
In December, Mexico’s ambassador in the U.S. resigned. The surprise announcement raised many questions, but the U.S. has now ratified the new ambassador: a former secretary that has worked for several administrations and parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Mexico awaits for a new leader.
Jan. 25, 2021
DACA Recipient Welcomes Biden Administrations Immigration Reform
President Joe Biden has directed his Secretary for Homeland Security to work toward preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has provided temporary protection for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children since the Obama era.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexican President Tests Positive For COVID-19
Like former president Donald Trump, Mexico’s president has been criticized for favoring the economy instead of measures to stop the pandemic, as well as for not following health protocols. But on Sunday, the president revealed that he has contracted COVID-19.
Jan. 24, 2021
Sonora Sets Grisly New Annual Murder Record
The number of victims rose nearly 17% over record-breaking 2019, while numbers nationwide declined modestly.
Jan. 22, 2021
International Travel Order Raises Concerns In Border Communities
Some worry that strict testing requirements could be a serious logistical challenge for businesses with binational staff.
Jan. 22, 2021
Early Biden Action On Immigration Aims For Reset On Enforcement
Texas has started a legal fight with President Biden over his decision to pause deportations, but the lawsuit aims to block just one part of the new executive’s blitz on immigration.
Jan. 22, 2021
Family Separation Lawsuit Filed In Arizona
President Biden has promised a task force to work on reuniting migrant families separated years ago under a zero tolerance federal policy. But the government Biden just took over still faces legal action, including a new lawsuit filed in Arizona, for having separated those families.
Jan. 22, 2021
Analysts: Benefits For Mexico, U.S. If They Fight COVID-19 Together
The U.S. and Mexico have rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, and thousands of people are now dying on a daily basis on both sides of the border. For some analysts, the collaboration between both nations to fight the pandemic might not only bring positive results on public health, but also on the economy.
Jan. 22, 2021
Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
Jan. 22, 2021
Environmentalists Want Sections Of Trumps Border Wall Removed
Within hours of being sworn in, President Joe Biden ordered construction to stop on the U.S.-Mexico border wall that started going up under former President Donald Trump. Here's how the pause in construction is playing out in southern Arizona.
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Jan. 22, 2021
Navajo Nation Extends Stay-At-Home Order
The Navajo Nation will extend its stay-at-home order and is implementing a daily curfew starting Monday. The Navajo Department of Health issued a public health order, extending the stay-at-home lockdown through at least Feb.15.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Jan. 21, 2021
Informant Says Cartel And Army Incinerated 43 Students In Mexico
Almost seven years ago, 43 students in Mexico disappeared, and the case became a driving force for many seeking reforms in Mexico’s justice and law enforcement systems. A new lead in the investigation might bring changes to the official version of the story.
Jan. 21, 2021
Mexico Congratulates Biden For Border Wall, DACA Executive Orders
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government. One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Jan. 21, 2021
Biden Pressed To Do More Than Halt Remain In Mexico Enrollments
President Joe Biden has suspended a controversial Trump administration policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. But migrant advocates say that is only the first step to repairing the harm done by the so-called “remain in Mexico” program.
Jan. 21, 2021
Inspector General Finds Inconsistencies In ICE I-9 Enforcement
An audit by the Homeland Security Inspector General says immigration authorities were inconsistent with I-9-enforcement against employers. The result is based on a review of cases from the late Obama years and early Trump presidency.
Jan. 21, 2021

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